Wilda M. Nikkel, 91, of Newton; formerly of Sully, died on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at MercyOne Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 26, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, August 25, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Sully First Reformed Church may be left at the funeral home.
Wilda, the daughter of Everett C. and Jennie (Rykhoek) Van Der Pol, was born on February 5, 1928 in rural Taintor. She attended schools in rural Taintor. Wilda was united in marriage with John H. Nikkel on January 20, 1950, at her parent’s home in rural Newton. She was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. Wilda was a member of the Sully First Reformed Church. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and raising coon-hound puppies.
Wilda is survived by her sons, Calvin (Nancy) Nikkel of Kellogg and Curtis (Kathy) Nikkel of Monroe; grandchildren, James (Marcee) Nikkel of Pleasant Hill, Kimbra (Eric) Tysland of Burlington, Scott Nikkel of Altoona, and Clint (Chelsea) Nikkel of Overland Park, Kansas; her great-grandchildren, Tommy Nikkel, Lily Nikkel, Becket Tysland, and Hudson Tysland; sisters, Iva (Marvin) Baarda and Donna (Duane) Brand, both of Sully; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Van Der Pol of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Nikkel; and siblings, Henrietta (Joe) Harthoorn, Geneva (Arnold) Ratcliff, and Melvin Van Der Pol.